Fortinet Earns Numerous Department of Defense Cybersecurity Certifications

Fortinet Delivers Broad Cybersecurity Solutions for Critical Defense Infrastructures

SUNNYVALE, CA--(Marketwired - September 10, 2015) - Fortinet® (FTNT) -- the global leader in high-performance cybersecurity solutions, today announced that 18 distinct FortiGate next-generation firewalls (NGFWs) have been certified and added to the Department of Defense (DoD) Unified Capabilities (UC) Approved Products List (APL). UC APL certification qualifies designated Fortinet products for sale to DoD agencies, based on stringent Security Technical Implementation Guide (STIG) testing -- a standardized methodology for the secure installation and maintenance of computer software and hardware.

The addition of these products to the APL means that the DoD can choose from a wider range of Fortinet firewalls when seeking new technology to address its unique and demanding cybersecurity needs. These latest certifications also reinforce Fortinet's commitment to third-party certification and validation. To date, the company has received more third-party competitive and performance-based product recommendations than any other vendor in the cyber security market. 

The list of Fortinet products that have received the UC APL certification include:

  • Fortinet's FortiGate next-generation firewalls: 80C, 100D, 200D, 300C, 600C, 800C, 1000C, 1240B, 1500D, 3240C, 3600C, 3700D, 5001A, 5001B, 5001C, 5140, 5203B; and FortiGate/FortiWifi 60C, 60D
  • Fortinet's powerful security operating system, FortiOS 5.0

"We are very much committed to providing the highest levels of protection to our government customers who are consistently faced with threats from some of the most malicious, persistent, and sophisticated attackers trying to infiltrate their networks," said Steve Kirk, vice president of federal sales for Fortinet. "Our inclusion on the UC APL not only means Fortinet's solutions are officially sanctioned for DoD use, but also provides reassurance to all of our customers that Fortinet has been successfully field-tested against one of the world's most rigorous security protocols."

Fortinet's flexible and extensive product portfolio enables customers to deploy an array of security solutions that meet their specific needs -- whether in large or small, wired or wireless environments. The company's flagship FortiGate appliances integrate a broad array of security and networking functions designed to protect data, applications, and users from network and content-level security threats. These functions include firewall, intrusion prevention, anti-malware, application control, virtual private network, web-based malware prevention, and anti-spam. Fortinet's custom FortiASIC processors and FortiGuard portfolio of integrated subscription-based security services provide customers the lowest total cost of ownership with the highest levels of performance and security. 

About Fortinet 
Fortinet (FTNT) protects the most valuable assets of some of the largest enterprise, service provider and government organizations across the globe. The company's fast, secure and global cyber security solutions provide broad, high-performance protection against dynamic security threats while simplifying the IT infrastructure. They are strengthened by the industry's highest level of threat research, intelligence and analytics. Unlike pure-play network security providers, Fortinet can solve organizations' most important security challenges, whether in networked, application or mobile environments -- be it virtualized/cloud or physical. More than 210,000 customers worldwide, including some of the largest and most complex organizations, trust Fortinet to protect their brands. Learn more at, the Fortinet Blog or FortiGuard Labs.


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